KOTOU KATANA [ ZENJYOU KANEYOSHI ]
SIGNED by GOLD LACQUER. BUNMEI ERA MUROMACH PERIOD
CERTIFICATE ： NBTHK HOZON
SWORDSMITH ： ZENJYOU KANEYOSHI [ 善定兼吉]
Location：MINO （GIFU Pref.）
The blade is shinogi-zukuri with a iori-mune. It was once a long katan ,but was shortned to this length . So the nakago was no signature and later singned by gold lacquer.
The Zenjyou school has it’s origins from Yamato(Nara Pref,) Tegai school and moved to MINO province(Gifu Pref.) in Nanbokuchou period. ZENJYOU KANEYOSHI is top class swordsmith in MINO, because he made elegant sharp sword which had nice curvature snd small top tip. The hamon is medium size suguha and temper line is tightly bright,
Midium Suguha (Straight Temper Line)
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